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Top movies on the big screen this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 15:18 20 November 2014 | UPDATED: 15:25 01 December 2014

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With Christmas comes a host of movies to the big screen, from festive family comedies to action blockbusters. Here is our pick of the best out next month.

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Eight of the best family movie releases in the run-up to Christmas…

Paddington Cert PG

With an all-star cast including Hugh Bonneville, Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, , Nicole Kidman and Julie Walters, Michael Bond’s beloved creation Paddington is being brought to life by producer David Heyman (the Harry Potter films, Gravity) and director Paul King (Come Fly With Me, The Mighty Boosh).

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Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey? Cert U

The pupils of St Bernadette’s and the madcap Mr Poppy are back! When their new teacher Mr Shepherd (Martin Clunes) loses his memory as well as Archie the Donkey, it’s up to them to reunite him with his fiancée Sophie (Catherine Tate) in New York.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cert PG-13

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Everyone’s favourite gang of reptilian martial arts masters are back fighting crime on the streets of New York. When a kingpin threatens the city, the group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.

Starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett.

Annie Cert PG

This musical comedy returns to the big screen with a contemporary twist following the story of orphan Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) who has led a hard-knock life with mean foster-mother, Miss Hannigan. All that changes when billionaire Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Cert 12A

This brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly released a deadly force. Enraged, Smaug unleashes his wrath.

Get Santa Cert PG

A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police. With Warwick Davies, Stephen Graham and Jim Broadbent.

Dumb and Dumber to Cert PG- 13

In need of a new kidney and having learned that he has a long-lost daughter, dimwit Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) snaps his equally cretinous pal, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey), out of an apparent fugue state to accompany him on a journey to find her.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Cert PG

Larry spans the globe, uniting favourite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. This sequel to the 2009 film stars Ben Stiller,Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens and Ben Kingsley.

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